Is This New Men’s Birth Control The Answer To Our Prayers?

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Birth control. It has been a constant topic in the news these days as the Republican race continues to annoy the hell out of me. Women’s rights? Who needs those? Yuck! But I digress. Birth control is one of the most important things to remember for a sexually active person. It’s the smart way to have sex and without it, we can get ourselves into all sorts of trouble. The only thing that has plagued us women for years is that there was no male contraceptive that dudes could take to stop their sperm from swimming, but is that all about to change?

A recent article came out in regards to male birth control. Is this all too good to be true? According to recent studies, there is a male birth control that works as an injection. One shot and men have birth control for up to 10 years. Is this too good to be true? There is no way that this can be possible. One shot? And ten years of protection from baby making? I just can’t believe it!

Is this the answer to our girl prayers? Are men finally going to be able to take a medication that will  finally stop awkwardly putting on condoms (if you’re both tested and monogamous) and taking a pill a day? I am so skeptical and cynical, but I want to believe in this. I want to believe there’s hope! I will keep up with this progress and check for updates on this male injection that could change safe sex forever. Here’s to hoping!

Katie is finishing up her undergrad at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys wasting hours on Facebook and tweeting things no one cares about. When asked the question, “Do you do marathons?” She promptly responds, “Of course! Which show?” Follow her @KatieGarrity! Or read her personal blog where she talks about Ryan Gosling and hummus a lot here

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  1. miss says:

    I wouldn't go for it… if it can affect his sperm for 10 years, it makes me wonder what other harmful effects it could have on his reproductive parts/general health. It's entirely possible that his sperm might not be healthy ten years later.

  2. kelly says:

    Ten years is a longggg time. This seems too permanent. As much as I hate the pill, I can stop taking it any time and go back to being able to have children. MY boyfriend is 20…he doesn't want kids now, but who's to say he won't want them before he's 30? And the whole concept is just kinda creepy

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  5. Melissa says:

    To Kelly and Miss – from what I've read it can be reversed at any time before the 10 years are up with a simple second injection of a mixture which breaks down the chemicals in the first injection and then sperm will be fertile again in at most 3 months.

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  7. Nick says:

    Why can’t they just make a pill for for guys that last a week or two? I think that would be better then an injection.It sounds like it would take too much time to break it down if it lasts 10 years.How fast it is suppose to break down the chemicals?

  8. Stephen says:

    The only thing that has plagued us women for years is that there was no male contraceptive that dudes could take to stop their sperm from swimming, but is that all about to change?

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